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Monster Cupcakes: These Candy creatures are easy-to-make and an activity that kids of all ages will enjoy

Writer and Photographer: Haley Holcomb // Small Town Kids Magazine October/November/December 2016 For this Halloween season, a great treat that you and the kids can make together is Monster cupcakes. For this project we decided to make our own cupcakes, even though you could buy pre-made cupcakes as well. PREPARATION The preparation is simple. After your cupcakes are ready (baked, ...

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Amazing mom: “I look at life so differently now.”

Photographer: Jennifer Willard Photography // Small Town Kids October/November/December 2016 AFTER OVERCOMING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS DURING HER PREGNANCY, LA SHUNDA MINIX EMBRACES THE JOY OF CARING FOR HER FAMILY AND BEING A MOTHER TO HER SON DENIM 3 words to describe your family: One, Strong, God-Fearing words to describe you:  Fighter, Motivator, Devoted, Multi-Talented Tell us about your son? Denim ...

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Mom Chat: Don’t Stress Potty Training

Writer: Haley Holcomb // Small Town Kids October/November/December 2016 There have been a lot of changes to Small Town Kids Magazine, and more are coming. This issue will feature a kids fashion section which we are very excited about. Small Town Kids, as well as IN Magazine, has partnered with Elisabeth Ashley from EforFashion and we will feature a fashion ...

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Cooking with kids: Veggie Pizza

INGREDIENTS • 2 cans of crescent rolls • 8 oz cream cheese • 1/2 cup sour cream • Ranch dressing mix • Tomatoes • Cucumber • Carrots • Bell Peppers • Broccoli • Any other type of veggie you would prefer DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°F. Unroll both cans of crescent roll dough; separate dough into 4 long rectangles. In ...

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Super parents: Couple finds having house full of love worth the challenge of adding special-needs children to the family

Writer: JACQUELINE HILBURN-SIMMONS / Photographer: SARAH MILLER / Small Town Kids / Summer 2016 A small sign stationed at the front door of Robert and Jessica Ogden’s home seems to sum up their happy-go-lucky attitudes. The plaque reads, “Ogden Nuthouse,” but it could just as easily say “Ogden Funhouse.” Inside, the living room floor features a scattering of educational toys ...

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Darling baby: Preparing your child for a new sibling

From: KIDSHELATH.ORG / Small Town Kids / Summer 2016 A baby brings many changes that can be harder for older siblings to handle. These steps can help your child adjust to the new arrival. The arrival of baby brings many changes to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations and after the baby arrives much attention involves ...

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PINTEREST PROJECT: Spray gun painting: Combining spray guns and paint can result in an artistic masterpiece that even a three-year-old can create

It is something special when you get creations that your children make. Whether it is hand prints or pen scribbles, having art to hang on the wall and brag to visitors that your children made is something special. The problem is that most of the time it is torture trying to get your children to make art, especially if other ...

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Adventure Time: Fun at the zoo with Seri & Abi

The Adventures of Seri and Abi is a blog featuring the 3- and 4-year-old daughters of Lili Rodriguez and Alyx Pace. They go on “adventures” almost every week to a new place around East Texas and share their experiences on their blog, AdventuresOfSeriAndAbi.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and follow the on Instagram at @adventuresofseriandabi_. Caldwell Zoo ...

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Age differences: Raising children at different ages can be accomplished, it just takes a little work and a lot of patience

Writer: LESLIE HARRISON / Small Town Kids / Summer 2016 Our three children are each spaced 2.35 years apart. The age gap between my oldest and youngest is approximately five years. When they were younger, this resulted in the following pattern: racing to the eldest’s activity, keeping the middle child from getting into mischief and feeding-changing-rocking the baby. The challenges ...

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Mom chat: It’s a new day, let’s have fun

  Writer: Haley Holcomb / Small Town Kids / Summer 2016 Issue You will recognize some changes to Small Town Kids.This is because the magazine has new owners. Small Town Kids has been acquired by IN Magazine. The new staff is very appreciative of the previous owner, Meredith, for giving IN the opportunity to take the reigns of this awesome ...

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Amazing mom: Carly Austin

Photographer:JENNIFER WILLARD PHOTOGRAPHY / Small Town Kids / Summer 2016 “You learn and grow with your children.” Stay-at-home mom Carly Austin and her husband, michael, have their hands full with three children under the age of 5, and they wouldn’t change it for the world.  3 words to describe your family?  Energetic, Structured, Loving 3 words to describe yourself?  Attentive, ...

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